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Mrs. Timmer from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need More Fun Books!

Help me give my students books that THEY have chosen - Dork Diaries, Dog Man, anything by Mike Lupica (lots of sports lovers in this bunch!), and graphic novels.

  • $524 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My scholars are the most resilient individuals I know. While they fall into the impoverished and "at-risk" demographic, they are eager to learn and eat up new knowledge as enthusiastically as they do their free lunches. The school is growing at a high rate, which is great news for the school, but it means that we have new classrooms each year with more needs!

I love the diversity of our students and how they think, learn, grow, and even feel safe differently in our classroom.

My Project

I am partnering with my class's student council representative in his commitment to increasing student-chosen books in our classroom library! In his words, "We have a LOT of history books, and not a lot of 'fun' books!" These are book titles and authors that my students have chosen - books I believe will both build their reading skills and increase their joy in reading.

My students include more struggling/ESL readers than I have had in the past, so our library has seemed daunting to them so far this year.

These books are just right for independent reading, buddy reading, and to borrow for reading at home.

My hope and expectation is to increase reading stamina through these titles, and to boost them to reading at grade-level by the end of the year!

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Mrs. Timmer
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 106 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries By Rachel Renee Russell 12 Books Collection Set (Puppy Love, Holiday Heartbreak, TV Star, Pop Star, Frenemies Forever, Skating Sensation, Party Time) • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $38.96 1 $38.96
Puppy Tales: A Dog's Purpose Boxed Set: Ellie's Story, Bailey's Story, and Molly's Story (A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tales) • Amazon Business $34.07 1 $34.07
The Home Team Paperback Collection: The Only Game; The Extra Yard; Point Guard; Team Players • Amazon Business $30.54 1 $30.54
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box • Amazon Business $28.35 1 $28.35
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly Books 1-3: The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1; The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 2; The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 3 • Amazon Business $27.36 1 $27.36
Middle School Box Set • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $23.51 1 $23.51
Emily Windsnap: Six Swishy Tails of Land and Sea • Amazon Business $23.08 1 $23.08
The Zach & Zoe Mysteries All Star Collection • Amazon Business $19.96 1 $19.96
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.22 1 $19.22
Guinness World Records 2020 • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Adventures in Middle School 2-Book Box Set: Invisible Emmie and Positively Izzy (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Game Changers #2: Play Makers • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Game Changers: Book 1 • Amazon Business $7.86 1 $7.86
Safe at Home (Comeback Kids) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Stargazing • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Hot Hand (Comeback Kids) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Long Shot (Comeback Kids) • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Shoot-Out (Comeback Kids) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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